three way question


Old 09-12-06, 07:11 PM
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three way question

I'm trying to make sure i have this right, can someone let me know? I have a standard three way setup, power comes into the first switch with 2-wire, goes to the next switch with three wire and off to a light from there. I want to add a light and switch in the closet and it would make the most sense to take power from the second of the three way switches. The closet light will be a single pole switch and a single bulb. do I take power from the second switch with the black or red to go to the single pole?

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Old 09-12-06, 07:14 PM
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You can't take power from the second switch since all of the wires there are either the switch leg or the travelers. They are all switched. unless you want the closet light to not work all the time.

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